Flamingo is the oldest
of the creatures at the zoo.
She’s lived for many decades,
and she seems quite happy, too.
So she’s the perfect creature
who you’d go to for advice
on how to stay quite cheerful
and to live a life that’s nice.
I visited, last Monday,
her enclosure at the zoo.
I waded in and asked her,
‘what are things I ought to do?’
She didn’t make a sound
but there was hardly any need.
Her actions spoke quite loudly
there amongst the water weed
She showed me very clearly
just the perfect way to be:
on one foot, preferably.
© Kristin Martin 2014
I am Jash I like that poem because flamingos are graceful animals and flamingos have nice colored feathers when did you make the poem and how old was the flamingo.
I wrote this poem at least 8 years ago. The poem was about the flamingo at the Adelaide Zoo. They weren’t quite sure how old she was, but at least 60. In fact they weren’t sure if it was a boy or a girl until she died 2 years ago. I should change the poem from ‘he’ to ‘she’, as they now know she was a girl.
Hi Kristin, my sister, Clara, likes flamingos and thinks the’re graceful when I think flamingos are rather nice looking animals!
What’s your thought on flamingos?
I think flamingos are beautiful! Did you know they are only pink because of the food they eat?
Flamingoes are a beautiful type of bird and have always been one of my favourite animals. After reading this poem, a calm feeling washed over me as I thought about the peaceful way the flamingo stands so gracefully. Great Poem
I had a calm feeling wash over me from reading your lovely comment. 🙂
I love this poem but then again when have I ever disliked any of your poems !!!! Flamingos look like very graceful animals and if you haven’t noticed in movies flamingos are pink but I don’t necessarily think flamingos are pink!!!!! Tell me what you think !!!!!! I have never been to Adelaide !!!! I would love to go though !!!!!! Can’t wait to read another one of your poems !!!!
Thank you for your lovely, lovely comment! I think you are right- flamingos are only pink because of what they eat. Adelaide zoo doesn’t have any flamingos anymore.
That poem really creative. Did you know that the oldest flamingo lived in the Adelaide Zoo and died at the age 83! I like flamingos do you?
I did know that. That is who this poem is about!
I absolutely adore flamingos. I think they a so elegant and pretty. I enjoyed this poem a lot! Did you know that the scientific name for flamingo is Phoenicopteridae?
No, I didn’t know that!
So it is true flamingos do have two legs.
Yes, they do!
I like the way you rhymed every two lines of the poem together.
Flamingos are one of my favourite animals. Keep up the good work
Flamingos are one of my favourite animals. Keep up the good work!
Flamingos are my favourite. I really like this poem.
I like flamingos too!
That’s a great word!
this poem reminded me of when I went to the zoo. but we couldn’t see the flamingo my dad said that it must have died. The next week our mother told us that my dad was right they had put down the flamingo because it was too old. now the hippo is the oldest animal in the zoo.
sad and kind regards Tirath
When I wrote this poem the flamingo was the oldest animal in the Adelaide Zoo, but it died a few years ago. I didn’t know the hippo was now the oldest animal there.
I like this coz I was know nothing about Flamingo until Read it. I will tell all this to my friends today. Adelaide zoo has one and I have photo with him
This poem is about the flamingo at the Adelaide Zoo. Unfortunately, it died a few years ago.
I really like this poem.
After doing a little bit of research I found out Chile the one who died recently was the last Flamingo in Australia. Very Sad
That’s great that you did some research. It was sad when the flamingo died.
Flamingos are very peculiar birds. I didn’t know they live for so long.
The flamingo was the oldest animal at the Adelaide Zoo, but it died. 🙁
Did you see this flamingo at the Adelaide zoo? Because I went there last year and there was only one very old flamingo left. Love your poem.
I wrote this poem about the flamingo at Adelaide Zoo about 5 years ago. I think the flamingo died 4 years ago.
Oops, it really has been a long time since going to the zoo! 🙂
Chile the Flamingo died in April 2018.
I enjoyed this poem a lot! Did you know that the scientific name for flamingo is Phoenicopteridae?
I did not know that!
I really enjoyed reading this poem!
Did you know that there are more fake plastic flamingos than real flamingos?
No, I didn’t know that!
love your poem.
I have a friend that loves flemingos.
Your friend has good taste! I love flamingos too!
I’m doing it tomorrow I have memorised it
I hope it went well.
I’m doing this poem for my school 😀
Great! Thanks for telling me. Have you memorised it?
where did you see the flamingo?
At the Adelaide zoo. Unfortunately that flamingo died a couple of years ago.
I like the poem. I also liked the advice you received. I think I shall try it and see if it works 🙂